To be able to identify the main themes and characters in Shakespeare's play Hamlet
Hamlet was the prince of Denmark whose uncle usurped the throne corruptly. The play is the longest Shakespeare ever wrote and centers around Hamlet avenging his father's death.
the famous speech of Hamlet's indecision as interpreted by Kenneth Branagh
Above, one actor's interpretation of the most famous speech in Hamlet. Below, another. Are there differences? Which one is more "authentic?" Is there a more "authentic" one?
The same famous speech as above, but in Tennant's more modern interpretation.
Please write/type the answers and submit them to me via email.
1. Why is this speech so famous? How does it relate to the rest of the play?
2. Which interpretation do you like better? Why or why not?
3. Who is Ophelia, who appears at the end of the speech? Why is she important?